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20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Rita Coolidge album at Amazon.com
Rita Coolidge's, "We're All Alone"
The Misheard Lyrics:
No need to call the man.
The Real Lyrics:
No need to bother now.
The Story: I have liked this song from the first time I heard it, especially Ms. Coolidge's interpretation of Boz Scaggs' words and music. :) But her diction sometimes made the lyrics hard to understand. Especially this line, which suggests her lover is going to 'call the man' or 'call the police' because he thinks she is being cruel or even super horny! I mentioned it in a posting on the Straight Dope Message Board at www.straightdope.com and another poster corrected my misheard lyric. Mea culpa. - Submitted by: Doug Montgomery

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